Museo Catedralicio

Museo Catedralicio, Santiago de Compostela: Address, Phone Number, Museo Catedralicio Reviews: 4.5/5

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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,194 contributions
Oct 2021
You’d need at least a day to thoroughly visit all that this museum has on display. My private 1-hour tour was just a teaser. Priceless treasures! Don’t miss the balcony terrace with view toward the Obradoiro. Also, buy a combined ticket that includes the Pórtico da Gloria.
Written February 3, 2022
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rayporsche
Ottawa, Canada32 contributions
Oct 2019
This museum is located on the gallery floor above the street level of the Cathedral de Compostela. The museum contains rare historical artifacts and dramatic presentations of religious memorabilia, illustrates the evolution of the Cathedral and of the citystate from the first humble monument to Saint James up to the present era. The art here is gorgeous. You wander through the museum at your own pace, absorb what you wish and learn about the past in this historical venue. The Cathedral may be closed for renovation through much of 2019-2020 so this museum will be a worthwhile educational and tourist stop in the interim.
Written March 11, 2020
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Richard G
Punta Gorda, FL1,248 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
We toured the museo while visiting the church. We enjoyed the museo and the courtyard. It gave us a perspective of other elements of the church. Also, there is a bathroom in the museo which comes in handy after spending several hours in the church and the surrounding area.
Written May 24, 2015
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Frances W
Geneva, Switzerland368 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
I enjoyed this museum, which I found a lot more interesting than the cathedral, especially since the museum gives you access to the beautiful renaissance cloisters. The cathedral library is splendid and the tapestries are also worth seeing. From the museum you can go onto the balcony overlooking the cathedral square. There was also an informative exhibit on the restoration of the cathedral, which when I was there obscured the Portico of Glory that is the cathedral's sculptural masterpiece.
Written December 1, 2017
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Esther P
Chicago, IL1,305 contributions
Sep 2013 • Solo
The Cathedral Museum has an excellent collection. But it also takes you to parts of the Cathedral not open to the public (including bathrooms). The "Treasure Room" and the "Relics Altar" are outstanding. Get the audio-guide and plan on at least two hours to see everything. It took me three hours to see the museum, the Royal Place and to go thru the Cathedral itself. In the Cathedral, there are no numbers, so walk around and let the "pilgrim" guide you and tell you about his impressions of the Camino and arriving at Santiago. The Museum visit was my highlight of the city.
Written October 1, 2013
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travellingcat79
Killinchy, UK240 contributions
Oct 2012 • Solo
This is an excellent museum and sheds a lot more light on the cathedral than just visiting the cathedral does. It also gets you access to other beautiful parts of the cathedral such as the cloisters, the library and a outdoor balcony overlooking the square (great views), and the crypt underneath the Portico de la Gloria. There is an audio guide to carry with you throughout in various languages. Leave plenty of time to spend here because there are many exhibitions, including paintings, tapestries, stone carvings from the cathedral, relics, the reconstruction of the original choir etc. 5 euro for adults, 3 for concessions
Written October 16, 2012
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Mary B
Victoria, Canada1,371 contributions
May 2012 • Friends
Many of the archeological bits from the Cathedral's history are housed here and displayed VERY well. There are no lifts at the museum, and it covers four floors with lots of steps, so this will put this lovely collection off limits to many. Here I delighted in the bits of stonework and in the collection of religious arts. Through the museum you can visit the Cathedral's cloister, walk-up to the old bells in the cloister courtyard, and walk the perimeter porch of the Cathedral high above the square. Surprisingly, in the very last room is a collection of Goya tapestries -- amazing! Don't waste time with the adjacent crypt.
Written May 22, 2012
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Stephanie S
Wellington, New Zealand205 contributions
Nov 2019
The museum is in 2 sections-one focusing more on Master Mateo and the cathedral design. Go to both sections.You will see seriously attractive remains of angels, gorgeous tapestries, huge bells, narrow stone staircases, lovely views, library, carved cloisters and a stunning be-arrowed Saint Sebastian. Yes and heaps of other interesting things-do go-it doesn't cost a lot!
Written December 8, 2019
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David D
Santa Fe, NM94 contributions
Sep 2019
Since the cathedral itself is in such chaotic condition due to restoration efforts, this museum is the best place to learn about the cathedral, its architecture, art, and history. Many of the exhibits focus on the work of Master Mateo, the architect and artist of the original Romanesque cathedral built in the 13th century. There are also exhibits explaining the restoration project and the forces that they are trying to counteract. In a second building, there are exhibits of painting, sculpture, and tapestry associated with the cahedral.
Written September 21, 2019
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O7950YPjoans
Scottsdale, AZ173 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
The museum has many wonderful displays but the lack of information is frustrating. A guided tour in English would have made this much more enjoyable, but only Spanish tours were offered.
Written November 19, 2018
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